This is paper is about the issue of Abortion. I think the discussion of this issue is important because, I think women should have the choice whether to continue with a pregnancy or not.
There are a lot of reasons why women have abortions. Here are a few reasons why, rape, or physically not able to carry the pregnancy to full term, or genetic defects. Abortion is a tough decision in its self, women should not have to deal with the worry of the being convicted or condemned because of her choice.
There also have been studies done involving “unwanted children” they end up suffering from physical and psychological damage done by the parent. There is also the issue of the relationship between a husband and wife, especially if the woman was raped, the husband has a hard time dealing with the pregnancy itself and once the child is born the husband does not treat the child as if it was his. Then you have the psychological damage to the woman after being raped, itself.
Some may argue that it is morally wrong to have an abortion and a crime. It is considered to be murder. A few years back, it was considered a crime for a woman to have an abortion. Since this was considered a crime many women would seek out “back alley” doctors to perform an abortion. These were done in unsanitary conditions, sometimes the “back alley” doctor would mess up the procedure and the woman would either die from this or be unable to conceive later in life. Some would even consider drinking a mixture that would induce a miscarriage, and would end up dying from the mixture. Some women would even cause injury to themselves to induce a miscarriage of the unwanted pregnancy, with metal and wooden objects.
Then there is the argument of the church it is morally wrong to have an abortion, unless it is necessary to preserve the life of the mother. This is considered murder. There is the commandment of “thou shall not kill”. There are also questions raised regarding when the fetus is considered a person. It is to be said that the fetus is considered a living human being from about 8weeks from conception. The church and anti-abortionist say that the fetus is considered a living being.
There also is a passage in the Bible in which deals with the act of causing a woman to abort a pregnancy. Exodus 21:22-25. “If men strive and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow, he shall be surely punished, according as the woman’s husband will lay upon him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow , then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning , wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
Say for instance, a woman got caught up in a fight between two men, and the woman and the baby died, from the result of the injury of the fight or complication, the men that caused the death would be trialed under a capital offense and if the woman had...